Monday, March 7, 2011

An unusual pincushion

~ this pincushion has come to live at my house ~

~ I have never seen one like it and think the idea is so unique ~


~ it is a pine cone stuffed with little pillows ~


~ here you can see some of the scales were removed to make space for the little pillows ~


~ someone made dozens of little pillows ~
~ they are about 2cm diameter ~


~ screwed onto a base ~


~ I have to admit it is not the most practical of pincushions ~

~ the base is a bit wobbly and the pins keep pulling the little pillows out ~
~ nothing a bit of weight and a glue-gun won't fix ~

~ brightens up my window ledge ~

~ hoping it brightens your week ~

18 comments:

Barb said...

Now that is unique!!

Val said...

Looks interesting. I think I have seen something similar as a Christmas decoration.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz, that is amazing...

Tracy said...

That is an intersting pin cushion but like you said, more decorative than practical.
My husband has popped your bean seeds in the post today so I hope they arrive soon.
Tracy

Melody said...

I've never seen anything like this, very interesting

Cyndi said...

That definitely has to be the most unique pin cushion I've ever seen! And good for the person that made all of those little "pillows"...she/he has a lot more patience than I do! :o) If nothing else, it does make for an interesting piece of art!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Penny said...

It's amazing !!

Hot glue the little pillows. Re-stuff the lower pillows with something heavy like rice to weigh it down !

Joy McD said...

My goodness, I have never seen anything like it! I have a friend who loves pine cones, I need to show it to her!
lv,
Joy

Patchwork and Play said...

I remember having one of these YEARS ago! It didn't have a fancy base but, I agree, not too practical!

Cheryll said...

Nice to see a different pin cushion... even if it needs a little work! How unique!

Sheila said...

That sure is unique , can't imagine making all those tiny pillows !

Just Ramblin' said...

Very creative and unique. Nola

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great piece of sewing folk art!
Deb

Talin's Corner said...

I have never seen a pin cushion like that before. I can't believe the base is made from a pine cone.

Michelle May said...

Totally cool! I love unique stuff like that!
xx, shell

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

I haven't seen one of them for YEARS!! I haven't actually seen one used as a pin cushion but I remember as a kid when mum was part of the craft group at primary school they made them the same way with the little pillows in them but added a ribbon loop onto the top of them and made them into xmas decorations

Rebecka said...

I like your pincushion. It's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Jacqui said...

I found a similar one in an opshop today so went googling to see if I could find out a bit more about it. I love that yours has some of the pinecone showing between the fabric balls, mine is solid fabric. It's such a fun idea though!

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